The student only held the gun for a few seconds, but it had repercussions for both of them.

Here's a surprise: it turns out that when you pay people to bring guns into schools, kids can get their hands on guns. That's what happened this week at Varennes Elementary School in Anderson, South Carolina. An armed guard was sitting on a bench, talking to a student, when the fifth-grader on his other side slipped his gun out of his holster without him noticing. The child held the gun for as long as ten seconds before the guard took it back, long enough for the incident to get back to school administrators.

The student was disciplined and the guard was replaced, but parents are still up in arms. They want to know what's being done to make sure this doesn't happen again, and the school doesn't have much of an answer.

Sources: WSOC | WSPA